35 of the Best Gifts For Homebodies
It’s official: Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has re-entered the top 200 on iTunes’s U.S. charts—and we all know what that means: the most wonderful time of the year is here. While we’ve all enjoyed a summer of frozen margs at sunset, there’s nothing quite like holing up at home during the holidays. Plus, this year’s design trends have skewed snugglier than ever, and we predict that 2021 will be the coziest Christmas yet. That said, there’s a group of people who have been hunkering down at home long before quarantine started—and we think they deserve their very own gift guide. Read on to see 35 of the best gifts for every kind of homebody—from the hygge hostess to the movie connoisseur.
1. COZYCHIC THROW BLANKET
When we tell you that people are *obsessed* with this throw blanket…we’re not exaggerating. It’s soft, stretchy, fade-resistant and it doesn’t shed. The only problem? Pets seem to adore it, and we cannot take how adorable they look snuggled up.
2. NEOM INTENSIVE SKIN TREATMENT CANDLE
Stop what you’re doing because we just found the most insane candle ever. Not only does it smell fantastic with notes of anxiety-relieving lavender, calming jasmine and sedative Brazilian rosewood that are released when it's burned, but the candle’s hot wax is meant to be drizzled over your skin as a moisturizer.
3. THE FLAX SLEEP SET
This set includes a duvet cover, fitted sheet, flat sheet and four pillowcases (!!). It’s number one on editor Rachel Bowie’s wish list this year, who says: “my friends are raving about Flax, a new bedding brand. Not kidding, this is a text I got from a friend this week: ‘One night sleep only, but I give it five stars.’” Considering the linen only gets softer with each wash, a rave review right out of the box immediately grabbed our attention.
5. FUJIFILM INSTAX WIDE 300 INSTANT CAMERA
If your childhood looked anything like ours, there’s a stack of Polaroids somewhere of you and your siblings, wearing matching pajamas and passed out on the sofa (presumably, waiting for Santa). Gift this to a sister or brother who would love to recreate some warm memories this Christmas Eve.
6. COPPER MOSCOW MULE SET
We all have that one friend who loves their Moscow mules, and this bar set includes four 18-ounce mugs, four marble coasters, four metal straws, and one stirrer, shot cup and recipe book. Plus, it’s crafted from copper to make sure their mules look as stylish as they are perfectly chilled.
8. HOMEBODY FULL SPECTRUM OF POSSIBILITIES PEARLESCENT CBD BATH SOAK
Can you really classify someone as a ‘homebody’ if they’re not taking long, relaxing bubble baths? We think not, and this bath soak is infused with 50 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD to melt away the stress and anxiety of the outside world.
9. UNWIND LAVENDER GIFT SET
Speaking of calming things down, we recommend gifting this lavender grow kit to the sibling with four chaotic kids (because if anyone needs to chill out, it’s her). The set includes a bamboo pot and lavender seeds with a simple self-watering system, a soy blend candle with notes of orange blossom, lavender and cedarwood, a pillow spray with lavender, citrus, cedarwood and ylang-ylang scents and a super-soft, no-slip cotton eye mask.
10. RING VIDEO DOORBELL
A video doorbell for someone who’s always ordering things from Amazon—because we would say home security is essential for someone who, um, never leaves the house.
14. SEXTROLOGY: THE ASTROLOGY OF SEX AND THE SEXES
This one goes out to your Scorpio friend, who seems to have an insatiable sex drive. Sextrology draws insight from modern astrology to help people find their perfect sexual match. So gift it to a friend or use it at home to spice up your cozy hygge Christmas night in.
15. BEARABY COTTON NAPPER WEIGHTED BLANKET
This is our top pick for the person who’s always stressed out while WFH. The density of this weighted blanket adds physical pressure to the body that can ease anxiety and increase the release of serotonin (aka the happy chemical) in the brain for a calming effect.
16. SLIP LOVELY LASHES PURE SILK CONTOUR SLEEP MASK
For the friend who loves her lash extensions and hates leaving the house. The mask has contoured spots, so it doesn’t crush your lashes, and it’s made of light-blocking mulberry silk for a truly luxurious feel.
22. NODPOD WEIGHTED EYE MASK
For your friend who won’t shut up about her weighted blanket. This weighted eye mask uses nine ounces of gentle pressure to fight migraines and relieve anxiety—and we guarantee it’ll be their new obsession.
23. KODAK LUMA 75 POCKET PROJECTOR
A pocket projector that you can connect to your smartphone for impromptu movie nights anytime, anywhere. If only there were a pocket popcorn maker to go with it.
24. SUPERNOVA ELECTRIC AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSER
The holidays are hectic, and we figure the hermit in your life will need all the calm they can get. This chic aromatherapy diffuser will send the smell of lavender (or whatever essential oil you choose) wafting through the air to instantly transform the vibe of their space.
25. UI MUG & WARMER SET
This mug and warmer set will make hectic mornings infinitely cozier. The mug comes with a special charger that uses magnetic induction energy to heat the metallic layering on the bottom of the cup—so it stays warm longer—and it doubles as a phone charger.
26. SOPHIA + SAM MEMORY FOAM LAP DESK
Behold: a must-have item for the workaholic. This memory foam lap desk can turn any spot into an office and has a hard surface that prevents laptops from overheating. We’re hoping this will help with their sore back (because we can’t keep hearing the complaints).
27. SIR MADAM SOLID BRASS COASTERS (SET OF 4)
A perfect set of patina coasters for comfy cocktails by the fire. Plus, each one is backed with natural cork to protect tables and countertops—a detail that the type-A homebody will appreciate most.
28. OBLIO WIRELESS CHARGER & UV CLEANER
A wireless charger that also sanitizes your smartphone? We guarantee this will bring pure joy to the germaphobe who’s always texting (or scrolling TikTok).
31. LITTLE BAMBINO RETRO POPCORN POPPER
What does a homebody do with all of their time indoors? They binge-watch their favorite movies (especially during the winter). Get ‘em an old-fashioned popcorn maker so they can bring the AMC experience to their sofas.
32. BUFFY WIGGLE BODY PILLOW
Need something for the expecting mother in your life? Well, Buffy’s sherpa pregnancy pillow is made with 100 percent recycled PET and BPA-free filling, so they won’t have to worry about harmful or toxic chemicals. And thanks to its squishy and flexible construction, it can be tied up in a knot and tossed on the bed when they’re not using it.
33. BEDSIDE SMARTPHONE VASE
Let’s face it: We love winter’s holiday cheer, but we can’t stand its gloomy, cloudy sky. That’s why we love this bedside smartphone vase. Gift it to someone to quite literally brighten their day.
34. COMFIER TOWEL WARMER BUCKET
This fast-heating towel warmer has a simple one-touch control that can provide up to 60 minutes of heat. Because getting out of the shower in the dead of winter is almost too frigid to bear.
35. SUNDAY CITIZEN MEDITATION PILLOW
Did you know that meditation can ease symptoms of anxiety, depression and pain? Practicing it on the reg could have a positive impact on mental health, and we think it’d make the perfect gift for the friend who’s always raving about her Calm app.